The Reds remain at Anfield for their 20th league clash of the season, and having won 16 and drawn three of the previous 19, they are in an excellent position.
With a difficult trip to Man City‘s Etihad to kick off 2019, however, Liverpool need to take the three points, and Klopp’s starting XI reflects that.
Alisson starts in goal, and after a very comfortable afternoon in the 4-0 win over Newcastle last time out will be poised for a bigger challenge against the Gunners.
Ahead of him in defence are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson, with the centre-backs in fine form at both ends of the pitch of late—Van Dijk scoring at Wolves and Lovren against the Magpies.
Substitutes: Mignolet, Clyne, Henderson, Keita, Lallana, Origi, Sturridge
Arsenal: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles; Torreira, Xhaka; Iwobi, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Aubameyang
Substitutes: Cech, Koscielny, Elneny, Guendouzi, Willock, Saka, Lacazette